In addition to working hard to battle the coronavirus, many hospital staff are turning to their faith. At the Jackson Health System hospitals, a medical team gathered and prayed on the helipad reported by Fox News.
“This is how we started our morning today,” said Danny Rodriguez, senior ER tech at Jackson South Medical Center. “Our team said a prayer, asking God for guidance and protection while we are at work, and to keep us and our families safe,” he added.
PRAYING FOR EACH OTHER: Medical staff at Jackson South Medical Center in Florida took a few minutes to get together and pray. One worker said they "asked God for guidance and protection while we are at work. To keep us and our family’s safe.” 🙏 https://t.co/CYQFqU2Ztj#Twitter pic.twitter.com/pzUq1oEuXJ
— Alpha Prayer (@prayer_alpha) April 3, 2020
On Twitter, Vanderbilt Health shared an image of nurses on the roof of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “We wanted to share this beautiful moment that was captured by a staff member when members of our team spent a few extra minutes on our helipad praying for their unit, Vanderbilt employees, patients and families & all of our colleagues around the world taking care of patients,” said the tweet.
Angela Gleaves, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wrote on Facebook: “When you have a few extra minutes at work you take the time to go to the Helipad and pray. We prayed over the staff in our unit as well as all of the hospital employees. We also prayed over the patients and their families during this trying time. We also prayed for all of our colleagues around the world taking care of patients. It felt good to do this with some of my amazing co-workers. We could feel God’s presence in the wind. Know that you are all covered in prayer.”
“Our physicians, nurses and staff are working around the clock to provide world-class care to COVID-19 patients from across the region we serve,” a hospital spokesperson said in a statement. “We care deeply about their safety while at work, as well as their physical and mental well-being.”